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Welcome to Year 1

Miss Stevens, Ms Spencer and Mrs Stansfield would like to welcome you to Year 1.  Our classroom is a fun and busy place to be, full of our achievements and creations. This is where we share our news and key activities with you. Scroll down to find out what our latest achievements are and for useful information such as letters and topic overviews.

Picture 1 Ms Hollie Stevens - Class 1 Teacher
Picture 2 Ms Kelly Spencer - Teaching Assistant

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Topic Information

Year Group Letters 

Forest School!

Today the children sadly came to the end of their wonderful experience at Forest School. However, they finished their time there with an extremely exciting morning sat roasting marshmallows around a (particularly muddy) fire! Over the course of this term, the children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Forest School. They have had their turn at den building, creating digging areas as well as exploring, and making woodland animal habitats. The children even had the chance to become woodland animals themselves to truly involve themselves in the experience of forest life! The children particularly enjoyed painting their faces with mud! A big thank you to Mrs Burrows, Miss Spencer, Mrs Stansfield and all of the parent helpers for making it as enjoyable as possible for all our children! 

Dear Year 1 Parents,

Thank you for sending in your child with their water bottle for their special writing surprise. Today we finished our learning of Sharing a Shell by sending one of the character's from the story a message in a bottle. We filled our bottles with wonderful bits and bobs and even got messy with the sand in our outside area! To 'send' our messages, we visited the school pond and the children thoroughly enjoyed  throwing their bottles in and reeling them back. Unfortunately we lost one or two and Miss Stevens had to fish them out with a very large stick! Miss Stevens also got covered in lots of lovely green algae from the pond when some of the bottles made a rather large splash - but it was certainly worth it as we had a fabulous afternoon!


This half term we have thoroughly enjoyed exploring our 'Australia' topic.

In particular the children have enjoyed creating their own Aboriginal Art paintings, going on a senses walk, looking at and writing senses poetry, playing the didgeridoo and even trying their hand at weaving! Here is some of what we have been getting up to:


A Christmas Surprise!

Today the children had (and thoroughly enjoyed!) their Christmas meal! The children pulled their crackers and enjoyed digging into their turkey dinners whilst Christmas music played in the background. Just as the children were finishing their meals we had a surprise visit from a very special person! Father Christmas came to visit us at Edlesborough and the children were overjoyed with his visit! He even brought us all chocolate to finish off our wonderful Christmas lunch! 

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This half term Year 1 have been enjoying The Jolly Postman. In the book we were introduced to the wicked witch who received a catalogue for potions. The children created their own potion ideas in Literacy and wrote a set of instructions on how to make their potions. In our Science lesson we then followed our instructions to make some (strange!) and gruesome potions!

Potion Making!

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One Tomato, Two Tomatoes

This is a song we have been learning in our Music lessons. It is based on the well known nursery chant, 'One Potato, Two Potatoes'.

Victorian Games

Today we played some games that children used to play in the past, many of the games children still play today. 

We played hopscotch, Snakes & Ladders, skittles and skipping games.


Here we are playing Snakes & Ladders!

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Jack in the Box Toys

This term we are looking at toys from the past. We know that children in Victorian times played with hoops, dolls, spinning tops and toy trains. 


Today we made our own 'Jack in the Box'. We had to cut out a template and glue the flaps together to make a cube. We then folded strips of paper to create a 'spring'


Have a look at our creations...we are very proud!


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